Over the last few months, many of us have experienced grief in some form due to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic.
Many of us have been forced to deal with direct loss, or have encountered friends and family who have dealt with grief in relation to the virus. While adults may be somewhat familiar with the emotion of grief, to many children, this is a foreign concept. We are all being placed in a unique position to have to communicate and empathize with our loved ones as we endure through such difficult times, and our children are in need of comfort more than ever right now. (Click here to read more)
Educational Consultant, Becki Cohn-Vargas, has come up with a strategy on how to communicate the concept of grief with children, and how to help manage the many emotions that may accompany grief. Cohn-Vargas’ methods apply just as much to educators as to parents. Teaching students to acknowledge feelings, creating new rituals during times of grief, and facilitating supportive partnerships are all important ways we can go about comforting children right now. Click here to read more on methods to manage grief in children.